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For Jana Foxe '16, HOPE hits home. Since her freshman year, she has given her time and energy to working with Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE).
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Adam and Becca are co-community fellows for Olneyville ESOL, an English-language program at William D’Abate Elementary School in Olneyville. The program offers English language and literacy classes to (mostly Latino) immigrant adults living in the school’s surrounding neighborhoods. Both of us have worked in ESOL for multiple years, as teaching assistants, lead teachers, and now in multiple roles in support of the program’s volunteers and learners. We teach with flexible syllabi in order to tailor the classes to our learner’s specific needs and strengths.
Anne is a teacher with the MET Family Literacy Program, a program that offers free bi-weekly English classes to adult immigrants in the Providence community. With her fellow teachers, she strives to give learners confidence in their spoken and written English and to help learners achieve their specific goals.
The internet provides an unprecedented space for frank and open conversation about controversial issues. Read how online platforms helped one woman understand her sexuality.
Nick Gomez-Hall is the new Site Coordinator for the Swearer Center’s “Brown Elementary After-School Mentoring” (BEAM) program at William D’Abate Elementary School in Olneyville, which offers academic enrichment for elementary school students while simultaneously providing Brown students the opportunity to serve their community by designing and implementing curricula in local classrooms. Nick graduated from Brown, Class of 2013, and concentrated in American Studies with a focus on Cultural Exchange and Expression between the U.S. and Latin America.